Fulham vs West Ham United: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch 
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Fulham host West Ham United at Craven Cottage on Saturday evening after the Hammers walked over Aston Villa, on Wednesday night,  to bounce back and return to winning ways after their Liverpool defeat.

Fulham most recently lost 2-0 to Leicester City as two James Maddison assists helped set up Kelechi Iheanacho and James Justin to secure three points in the title race. On the other hand, Fulham remained eight points from safety down the other end of the table.  

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West Ham United beat Aston Villa 3-1 at Villa Park as goals from Tomas Soucek and a Jesse Lingard brace meant the Hammers remain 5th in the Premier League.

Soucek drilled the ball into bottom corner after a beautiful Said Benrahma pass opened the Villa defence. 

Minutes later Antonio switched the ball to Lingard, who opened his West Ham account with a strike that Martinez couldn't keep out.  

Ollie Watkins brought the home side back into the game, with a cool finish, but Lingard sealed his West Ham debut with a second of the night by smashing the ball past a weak Martinez hand. Sending West Ham back to East London with three big points.

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  • Team news

Fulham

Captain, Tom Cairney, remains out with a knee injury. 

Terence Kongolo will also miss the London derby with a hamstring injury. 

West Ham United

Arthur Masuaku will be missed again as he recovers from a successful knee operation. 

  • Predicted lineups

Fulham: Areola; Andersen, Adarabioyo, Aina; Tete, Robinson, Reed, Anguissa; Lookman, Mitrovic, Loftus-Cheek.

West Ham United: Fabianski; Coufal, Ogbonna, Dawson, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Benrahma, Lingard; Antonio.

  • Ones to watch

Fulham - Ruben Loftus-Cheek

The midfielder joined the Whites in early October on loan from Chelsea. So far this season, he has made 16 appearances, coming off the bench three times. Starring in the left side of the attacking front three, Loftus-Cheek can hold the ball up well while also linking brilliantly with the players around him. 

Despite scoring only one goal this season, do not let the stats distract you from his big role as his team battle for Premier League survival. 

West Ham United - Jesse Lingard 

After the perfect debut, the attacking midfielder will look to build on his first Premier League start. The 28-year old played superb against Villa, being the standout player on the pitch. Settling in very quickly, Lingard scored two goals to help secure the three points for the Hammers.

Adding a different attacking option for Moyes, Lingard plays perfectly with his teammates, especially when playing quick flowing football with Benrahma and Michail Antonio. The Englishmen's two goals were scored with both his left and right foot.

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  • Previous meeting

West Ham United 1-0 Fulham (30/11/2020)

  • Where to watch

UK residents will be able to watch the game live on Sky Sports on Saturday, 4th February from 17:00 PM with the game kicking off at 17:30 PM.

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